Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, the Wisconsin Republican election official whose performance in administering elections has garnered controversy and questions about her competence, announced over the weekend that she will not seek re-election in November.
At the same time, though, she denied previous reports that she would relinquish vote-counting duties to a deputy.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:
After problems in the election earlier this month, Nickolaus reportedly agreed under pressure from County Executive Dan Vrakas to cede election responsibilities to her deputy for the upcoming recall races.
Her campaign manager said Saturday she "never ever agreed to hand over the responsibility given to her constitutionally as clerk" to administer the elections. "Kathy is still in charge," said the manager, Dan Hunt, adding Nickolaus was unavailable for comment.